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Book Title: São Leibowitz e a Mulher do Cavalo Selvagem|
The author of the book: Walter M. Miller Jr.
Edition: Publicações Europa-América
Date of issue: January 2001
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It's been over 50 years since Walter M. Miller Jr published A Canticle for Leibowitz. Now, in an important publishing event, here's his epic intellectual & emotional tour de force: In a world struggling to transcend a terrifying legacy of darkness--a world torn between love & violence, good & evil--one man undertakes an odyssey of discovery that promises to alter not only his destiny but the destiny of humanity as well. Millennia have passed since the Flame Deluge, yet society remains fragmented, pockets of civilization besieged by barbarians. The Church is in turmoil, the exiled papacy struggling to survive in its Rocky Mountain refuge. To the south, tyranny is on the march. Imperial Texark troops, bent on conquest, are headed north into the lands of the Nomads, spreading terror in their wake. Meanwhile, isolated in Leibowitz Abbey, Brother Blacktooth St George suffers a crisis of faith. Torn between his vows & a Nomad upbringing, between the Holy Virgin & visions of his people's Wild Horse Woman, he stands at the brink of disgrace & expulsion from his order. But he's offered an escape of sorts: an assignment as translator for Cardinal Brownpony, which will take him to the contentious election of a new pope & then on pilgrimage to New Rome. Journeying across a continent divided by nature, politics & war, Blacktooth is drawn into Brownpony's intrigues. He witnesses rebellion, assassination & human sacrifice. He's introduced to the sins that monastery life had held at bay. This introduction comes in the form of Aedrea, a beautiful but forbidden "genny" living among the deformed & mutant castouts in Texark's most hostile terrain. As Blacktooth encounters her repeatedly on his travels--in the flesh, in rumors of miraculous deeds & in fevered deliria--he begins to wonder if Aedrea is a she-devil, the Holy Mother or the Wild Horse Woman herself. Picaresque, passionate, dark & compellingly real, Saint Leibowitz & the Wild Horse Woman is a brutally thrilling tale of mystery, mysticism & divine madness.
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Miller was born in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Educated at the University of Tennessee and the University of Texas, he worked as an engineer. During World War II, he served in the Army Air Corps as a radioman and tail gunner, flying more than fifty bombing missions over Italy. He took part in the bombing of the Benedictine Abbey at Monte Cassino, which proved a traumatic experience for him. Joe Haldeman reported that Miller "had Post Traumatic Stress Disorder for 30 years before it had a name".
After the war, Miller converted to Catholicism. He married Anna Louise Becker in 1945, and they had four children. For several months in 1953 he lived with science-fiction writer Judith Merril, ex-wife of Frederik Pohl and a noted science-fiction author in her own right.
Between 1951 and 1957, Miller published over three dozen science fiction short stories, winning a Hugo Award in 1955 for the story "The Darfsteller". He also wrote scripts for the television show Captain Video in 1953. Late in the 1950s, Miller assembled a novel from three closely related novellas he had published in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction in 1955, 1956 and 1957. The novel, entitled A Canticle for Leibowitz, was published in 1959.
A Canticle for Leibowitz is a post-apocalyptic (post-holocaust) novel revolving around the canonisation of Saint Leibowitz and is considered a masterpiece of the genre. It won the 1961 Hugo Award for Best Novel. The novel is also a powerful meditation on the cycles of world history and Roman Catholicism as a force of stability during history's dark times.
After the success of A Canticle For Leibowitz, Miller never published another new novel or story in his lifetime, although several compilations of Miller's earlier stories were issued in the 1960s and 1970s.
In Miller's later years, he became a recluse, avoiding contact with nearly everyone, including family members; he never allowed his literary agent, Don Congdon, to meet him. According to science fiction writer Terry Bisson, Miller struggled with depression during his later years, but had managed to nearly complete a 600-page manuscript for the sequel to Canticle before taking his own life with a gun in January 1996, shortly after his wife's death. The sequel, titled Saint Leibowitz and the Wild Horse Woman, was completed by Bisson and published in 1997.
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